Can you identify this plant?

This plant was bought for my mothers funeral and I never knew what it was. I would like to know what it actually is. It seems kind of viney. I’ve had it for a year and a half. Thank you.


Your plant is called a pothos plant and it looks like you’re doing a great job caring for it. A Golden Pothos has yellow and green leaves, a Marble Queen Pothos has white and green leaves, and a Jade Pothos has solid green leaves. Here are some care tips:

Light: There is a pothos plant variety for almost any light situation. Green Jade pothos with their solid green leaves do well in low lightWhen you select “Low Light” a list of the most adaptive plants in our database appears. These plants can live in lighting conditions too low to support any other plants in our database, but will grow faster in medium and high light. Variegation (color) in the leaves is often lost in low light. A plant in low light needs less water and fertilizer than the same plant in better light. Place a low-light plant within 2-3 ft. of a window with a northern exposure, 3-5 ft. of a window with an eastern exposure, 4-10 ft. of a window with a western exposure, and 10-18ft. of a window with a southern exposure. A low light area has between 50-150 ft. candles of light. The best low light house plants are: Chinese Evergreen, Dracaena Janet Craig, Peace Lily, Heart leaf Philodendron.. The Golden pothos variety with yellow and green leaves likes medium light. Marble Queen pothos with green and white leaves grow best in medium to bright indirect lightVery few houseplants should be placed in direct sun. High light refers only to bright indirect light since direct sun often burns the leaves of indoor houseplants. An area that is too hot and dry encourages Spider Mites and causes blooms to quickly fade. A northern exposure really doesn't provide enough light for high light plants. These plants need to be placed directly in front of an east-facing window, within 1-3 feet of a west-facing window, and within 5 ft. of a south facing window. A high light area has over 300 ft. candles of light.. The lighter the color in the leaves, the more light a pothos plant requires.

Water: Water well and then allow the top 50% of the soil to dry out before watering again. Over-watering is the main reason a pothos plant dies. Bright yellow leaves indicate the soilt has gotten too dry before you watered it. New growth and older leaves turn black when a pothos  is over- watered.

Fertilize: Feed pothos plants every two weeks in the spring and summer when the plant is actively growing and monthly in the fall and winter. Use a basic well-balanced plant food diluted to ½ the recommended strength.

Propagate: Propagate using stem cuttings

These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants

You can read more about a pothos plant in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.